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Friday 21 November 2014
Top 10 wine faux pas

The world of wine needn’t be an intimidating gauntlet of unexplainable terms and stuffy etiquette, but being aware of some common pitfalls can’t hurt.



UK promises symposium with ‘wow factor’

The organisers of the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016 have updated supporters on the line-up as they promised to deliver an event “worthy of our industry and ambitions”.

F**king beer causes problems

A beer supposedly named after the town of Fücking in Austria has sparked round of complaints after its ads appeared on the website of a political party.

Churchill’s favourite Port released

Symington has released a special edition of its Graham’s Six Grapes Port – Winston Churchill’s favoured Port.

How not to make sparkling wine

Everyone in possession of a soda stream and a bottle of wine has had this thought cross their mind. This video proves that it’s a bad idea…


What does your drink say about you?

Are you a Gordon’s gin drinker who loves black pudding, or perhaps a Casillero del Diablo fan who can’t resist a pub quiz?

MPs vote to scrap forced ‘beer-tie’ pubs

MPs have voted in favour of scrapping the UK’s forced ‘beer tie’ pub model, effectively ending landlords’ obligation to buy beer from their owners.

BBPA fears closures from beer-tie vote

Ahead of a vote by MPs today, the British Beer & Pub Association has claimed the “beer-tie” arrangement with landlords is positive.

Lance Armstrong fails Beer Mile

Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong, taking part in a training session ahead of the Beer Mile World Championship, dropped out after a single lap.

Tequila Fest UK: All hail the agave

I remember my first Tequila, around the age of 17 or 18, with lemon and salt at a house party; my response being, never again.

by Ross Kerslake

Long term investors can grow Scotch whisky sector

The Scotch Whisky industry is thriving, but funding is currently the biggest headache for new start distilleries. by Adam Hardie

Marketing bullshit… #BigBeer’sStillBuyin’It

"Irritate! Irritate!! Irritate!!!" – is that the key to getting folks to buy your product? by Dan Fox

Bonaparte to biodynamics

Old family friends of Napoleon Bonaparte, the Abbatuccis have turned their swords into ploughshares to practise biodynamic winemaking with indigenous Corsican varieties. by Ivy Ng
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English sparkling wine to name ship

Champagne will be shunned for English sparkling wine next year when Britain’s biggest cruise ship is officially named.

Top 10 lots at Spink HK sale

Limited edition Rolling Stones and Mt Fuji releases from Yamazaki and Hibiki headline Spink’s next Hong Kong auction on 20 November.

Jura releases George Orwell 1984 expression

Jura has released a limited edition 1984 Vintage in honour of writer George Orwell.

Top 10 Japanese whiskies

Following whisky expert Jim Murray naming a Japanese single malt whisky the best in the world, we take a look at some of the country’s most high-profile expressions.

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Top 10 bizarre US drinking laws

From the practical and protective to the inexplicably bizarre, America is home to some of the world’s oddest alcohol laws.

Top 10 London brunch spots

From high-class cafés to sky-high dining rooms, we round up some of London’s top brunch spots, for when a cup of tea and a slice of toast just won’t do.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “rarer white version” of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a sweet Italian Marsala and a “rich, fulsome and exotic” Spanish white are among this week’s recommendations.

Top 10 wines in the US press

Gil Lempert-Schwarz recommends his readers try a “menage à trois”, as thoughts turn to sparkling wines and juicy reds for Thanksgiving.

Top 10 rap star wines

With Jay-Z snapping up Armand de Brignac Champagne for a reported $200 million, we take a look at the rap stars staking their claim on the wine industry.

Top 10 new products

This month’s top releases include a glow-in-the-dark Chablis, an eight-hop Victorian ale and a Very Old Tawny Port, not to mention a cream soda Babycham.

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24 Nov - 25 Nov, 2014
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HDH to finish year with ‘magnificent’ sale

US auction house Hart Davis Hart is hoping to see out the year in style with a sale it hopes will net between US$4-$7 million.

Peter Sisseck: Saving the whale in Ribera

In the second of a two-part interview Peter Sisseck, the Danish winemaker behind Pingus, explains how Ribera del Duero went astray.

Behind the Liv-ex Power 100 list

Liv-ex director Justin Gibbs gives his insight, particularly in relation to Bordeaux, on the Liv-ex Power 100 list of the world’s top-performing fine wines.

Sauvignon Blanc Global Masters: The results

The results of the drinks business Sauvignon Blanc Global Masters have been revealed, highlighting the style’s medal-winning wines.


£11.5k of wine stolen from London resto

Con men pretending to work for wealthy Arab clients have stolen £11,500 of Champagne and fine wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Pied à Terre.

Baz Luhrmann designs $785 Champagne sabre

Hollywood film director Baz Luhrmann has released a US$785 Champagne sabre in collaboration with Barneys New York.

Pol Roger creates 2002 collection

Champagne Pol Roger has chosen the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage to launch a collection of three expressions from this year.

Amathus launches Shoreditch site

Drinks distributor and retailer Amathus has opened a fourth shop in Shoreditch, adding to its sites in Soho, Knightsbridge and the City of London.

Is Asia’s Champagne palate changing?

Champagne tastes of Asia are undergoing real change, according to Dominique Moreau of Champagne house Marie Courtin.